Over 100 New Homes in Kings Norton


This summer I was very pleased to welcome the start of over 100 new homes on Walkers Heath Road by the housebuilder Barratt Homes. In July I joined Barratt’s Managing Director Adrian Farr, as well as City Council Cabinet Member for Health & Wellbeing Steve Bedser and other local councillors to mark the start of construction.

New homes for Kings Norton are hugely welcome. Access to affordable housing is a priority for many local people in the the community, and I’m pleased that a range of different people will be able to buy a Kings Rise home. There are a range of 2, 3 and 4 bed properties being built – 83 of which will be sold on the open market, and 44 of which available for social rent and shared ownership. 

I’m also very pleased that Barratt Homes are spending over £300,000 on public open spaces in the area to ensure this development not only benefits house buyers, but lots of other local people too. Kings Rise will give the area an injection of new life, and will strengthen this historic and well-connected part of the city.

Like in much of the UK, the shortage of housing is a huge concern for many people in the South West Birmingham area. Constituents coming to my advice desks are telling me that there just aren’t enough affordable homes for people to move into at the moment. We urgently need more developments like Kings Rise that will build more homes, strengthen communities and provide employment for construction workers today.

I hope the opening of these new homes will encourage more new homes, growth and jobs for local people. Kings Rise is an important part of the area’s climb to a new future.

Barratt West Midlands have been awarded the maximum five star official rating from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) for the fourth year in a row. You can find out more information, and register your interest in the homes at Kings Rise, by visiting www.barratthomes.co.uk or calling 0844 811 9933.


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Richard Burden

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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